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After putting the project on hold for a year, we came across a linen 4x12 tile that may finally pair with our warm counters and maple cabinets - would love some thoughts to assure we are on the right direction or keep looking. Thank you!
These pictures are too close up..........cant tell much.
Re-doing a kitchen & have no idea what to do for a backsplash
Help choosing between new backsplash or re-stain kitchen cabinets
Kitchen Back-splash HELP, the end is in sight....
To re-do brand new (but unfinished) backsplash or live with it?
I think you should keep looking...UNLESS you change your cabinet hardware to silver metal and use a darker grout to pick up on the counters. Great luck!
Ummm.. hate to say it but I dont see it working with anything else in the space. It would kinda look like IMO you stuck white tile in a beige and gold room, its more earth tones I think.Have you ever thought to just remove that back and not have any at all?
Hi dcarendt. It sounds like you're wanting to keep your current oak cabinets and warm granite counter tops, is that correct? Do you have any additional photos of your kitchen/theme? The flooring will also contribute to the overall look.
Just based on the oak cabinets and granite you showed, I think a traditional a cream or grey would probably work better.
The tiles you found would look great if you either painted the top cabinets white or replaced the granite counter tops with a lighter color.
Those cabinets aren’t oak - they look like maple.
Cabinets are maple. Here are a couple other views of the space. Floors are red oak, no stain. Tiles are more yellow/linen in color vs what is showing screen. Grout color = puling a darker color out
of the granite.
tile against white
I have similar granite with wood cabinets and have searched (unsuccessfully so far) for a new backsplash . Honestly, I think the one you have shown is too white.
Have you considered a smaller format that has a black or charcoal segment in it like the one on the left in photo below to pick up the counter? I think it might have looked less busy with lighter grout.
https://www.mariakillam.com/creamsubwaytile/ Helpful article on choosing cream tiles.
https://growitbuildit.com/update-a-kitchen-w-out-painting-oak-cabinets/ Here's someone who had a similar kitchen and updated with new paint, textured-cream subway tiles, grey grout, and an updated kitchen island.
Ashley - the Maria article was the original inspiration for the simpler tile direction - busy granite / simple tile. Although we don't have oak, your grow article leans more on the visual direction we are trying to achieve. Merci
To my eye, this is tricky. The cabs and counter work well enough together, but finding a cream that is warm enough to work with the counter but not be too yellow or taupe for the cabs is going to be hard. Would you consider a warm charcoal?
IMHO the granite doesn’t work with the maple cabinets. Would redoing both the counter and backsplash be out of the question? Your cabinets look to be good quality.
I think the one you have still looks a little too white. Head over to Tilebar and grab some of their samples of Byzantine Bianco Flat, Lancaster 3x12 in Ivory, and the cadenza line. (you can also search by color) here are the first two
these are both 3x12. I like the matte one done in the herringbone. Or a stacked layout rather than an offset would also look good
check out these for some samples too
similar set up like your kitchen, they did a tannish glass tile in a herringbone
this was my old granite w/samples from CleTile.
you can see how white the white is compared to the Parchment color below it. even the Rust color or the Black looks good.
Have you thought about doing a black slate or basalt tiles?
This granite is darker than yours, but I love the Basalt subway tiles. I think w/your lighter cabinets and flooring this would make a nice contrast
look into Seneca Tiles. they have some beautiful earth toned glazes. this one above is a blend, but you can do one color.
So many options for consideration .... just got back from a run to our local tile store and picked a couple of these up for color. L to R Biscuit, Linen and meringue for comparison. Biscuit does not look as yellow in the kitchen as it does on screen. 2nd photo NOT color corrected.
linen/meringue look ok w/the granite. how do they look w/the cabinets on your end?
i like far left and far right.............what are those?
3 on left are 3x6 subway in biscuit, middle 2 are 4x10 Linen (original tile from post), then single 3x12 meringue tile (right front of linen)
I like the far left tile, and I think the size of it looks nicer than those too big white ones you have there. However, I do think that either of the other two smaller tiles on the left would probably work too. I just like the first one best with your cabinets and countertops.
I like the tile you posted at the beginning of this thread. :)
I haven’t read the comments. You should be looking for a monochromatic glazed ceramic tile, not something stripey. The key is choosing the right color which in my opinion should not be white. Go for the lightest shade in your stone or the predominate background color and make sure it harmonizes with your cabinets as well. This is the glaze Ivory from Fireclay Tile but you can find something similar in any tile.
Looks like we are leaning toward a subway tile in biscuit - pattern and grout color TBD.
It looks so much cleaner, brighter, and more modern than what you’ve got now. Consider going one shade deeper too.
Is there one shade darker than biscuit?
This is my vanity in my old house with the same granite you have. It was closer to your color than the picture shows. I used a simple biscuit colored subway tile. Not too bad.
I love the biscuit!
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